To present a case of nonexudative choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks in a patient with pseudoxanthoma elasticum. The lesion was monitored over an 8-month period with the use of optical coherence tomography angiography.
The neovascular tissue area increased by 0.160 mm2 over a period of 8 months without any sign of exudation seen on optical coherence tomography or fluorescein angiography.
To our knowledge, this is the first report of a nonexudative choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks. Given that once a patient with angioid streaks develops choroidal neovascularization in one eye there is a high risk of bilateral involvement within a short amount of time, optical coherence tomography angiography can prove a useful tool for monitoring such lesions over time.
Eur J Ophthalmol 2017; 27(5): e140 - e143
Article Type: CASE REPORT
AuthorsKonstantinos D. Andreanos, Tryfon Rotsos, Chryssanthi Koutsandrea, Georgios D. Kymionis, Ilias Georgalas, Ioannis D. Ladas
- • Accepted on 11/05/2017
- • Available online on 29/05/2017
- • Published online on 30/08/2017
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- Andreanos, Konstantinos D. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] , * Corresponding Author (email@example.com)
- Rotsos, Tryfon [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Koutsandrea, Chryssanthi [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Kymionis, Georgios D. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Georgalas, Ilias [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Ladas, Ioannis D. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Georgios Gennimatas General Hospital - Greece